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video 20 December 2014 World, United States

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Sony capitulation to North Korea 'a wake-up call' - video

Everyone in business "has to be worried" about the cyber threat, if a country under strict sanctions like North Korea can force Sony to pull a film, says Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times.

article 20 December 2014 World, United States
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North Korea urges joint Sony hack inquiry

North Korea denies any involvement in the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures and offers to hold a joint inquiry with the United States.

article 18 December 2014 World, United States
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Sony cancels release of The Interview after hack threat

Sony Pictures scraps its comedy film based on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after embarrassing internal emails are leaked and further cyber hacks are threatened.

video 02 June 2014 UK

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How cyber criminals can steal your money - video

Cyber crime expert Don Smith shows Channel 4 News how criminals remotely get into your computer ("they almost certainly have better access to your computer than you do") in order to steal "hard cash".

article 05 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Both Russia and Ukraine are home to talented computer engineers (Reuters)
Ukraine suspects Russia as source of cyber attack on MPs

A cyber attack on Ukraine from inside the Russian-controlled Crimea region has hit the mobile phones of its members of parliament, the head of the country's security service says.

article 27 November 2013 Politics, United States
Pattern-of-life analysis is helping the NSA, police and companies make the most of huge amounts of data.
Why big business and the NSA sift through your data patterns

"Pattern-of-life" analysis has emerged as a new buzz term in revelations about the National Security Agency. But what is it? And how does it connect shopping with spying?

video 26 November 2013 World, Estonia

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Estonia's president: 'I expect to be spied on' - video

Tooman Hendrik Ilves tells Channel 4 News about his plans for a European cloud server and admits he is not worried about his emails being intercepted.

article 28 August 2013 Science
New York Times offices (Reuters)
Syrian Electronic Army pulls off 'Fort Knox' hack

Pro-Assad hackers take the New York Times offline and disrupt Twitter. Experts say they could have carried out one of the biggest cyberattacks ever seen.

article 27 June 2013 Science
How to protect your digital footprint (G)
How to protect your digital footprint

After revelations about the extent to which government agencies monitor our online data, the Data Baby and MWR InfoSecurity has a list of hints and tips to help keep your searching private.